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USS Dahlgren (DLG-12/DDG-43) was a Farragut-class destroyer
Farragut class destroyer (1958)
The Farragut class was the second destroyer class of the United States Navy to be named for Admiral David Glasgow Farragut. The class is sometimes referred to as the Coontz class, since Coontz was first to be designed and built as a guided missile ship, whereas the previous three ships were...

 launched 16 March 1960 by Philadelphia Naval Shipyard
Philadelphia Naval Shipyard
The Philadelphia Naval Business Center, formerly known as the Philadelphia Naval Shipyard and Philadelphia Navy Yard, was the first naval shipyard of the United States. The U.S. Navy reduced its activities there in the 1990s, and ended most of them on September 30, 1995...

 and sponsored by Mrs. Katharine D. Cromwell, granddaughter of Rear Admiral John Adolphus Dahlgren. She was commissioned 8 April 1961, Commander C. E. Landis in command.


Dahlgren was decommissioned 31 July 1992 and stricken from the Naval Vessel Register on 20 November 1992. Dahlgren was transferred to the James River Reserve Fleet on 1 July 1993. Dahlgren was sold to N.R. Acquisition, New York, NY on 15 April 1994 for $283,711.78 for scrapping. N.R. Acquisition then subcontracted the actual scrapping to Wilmington Resources of Wilmington, NC. Wilmington Resources changed their name to Sigma Recycling in January 1996 and then lost their permits to dismantle ships on 24 July 1996. Dahlgren was among 10 ships repossessed by the Navy on 30 September 1996. Upon being returned to the Navy, Dahlgren was sold to International Shipbreakers of Brownsville, Tx on 10 February 1999. Dahlgren was repossessed for a second time on 10 July 2000 after the scrap yard failed to take delivery of the ship in a timely manner. On 29 July 2005, a contract was issued to ESCO Marine of Brownsville, Tx to dismantle Dahlgren for $2,653,018. Dahlgren was completely dismantled on 28 March 2006.

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